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Monday, November 8, 2010

Hatteras Girl

How cute is this the front cover of this book?

First and foremost, don’t miss out on the recipes included in the back of this book!  I always enjoy when authors include a little something “special” and unique to their story.

Note: The infamous cookie recipe for the Bailey House Lemon Cookies can be found here!

I also adore books that are set in North Carolina, a state that is near and dear to my heart.  Stories set in the south seem to just naturally ooze charm and sweetness and this book delivers on both.  Hatteras Girl is one of those books that leaves you longing for more – the characters are so endearing that you don’t want it to end.   The vivid descriptions of the coastal scenery makes you long to be there!  I swear I could hear the lapping waves and seagulls.

Main character Jackie Donovan is almost 30 years old and only prays for two things:  the dream of owning her own bed and breakfast and the love and devotion of a good man. Jackie has had her eye on the The Bailey House for awhile and her heart is set on owning it someday.  She also has her eye on Davis Erickson who just may be the one to fulfill the second part of her lifelong dream of marriage.

As a reader, you can’t help but root for Jackie’s dreams to come true and this story is a wonderful example of an author’s ability to make you not only believe in the characters, but fall in love with them and become totally engrossed in their lives.

If you’ve been searching for a heartwarming romance that will make you
sigh at the end – this is it!  I found Hatteras Girl to be sweet, tender and very charming.

This book was provided free for review by Bethany House Publishers

About The Book:

Fall in love with Alice J. Wisler's charming characters in this delightful story set in the beach communities of North Carolina's Outer Banks.
Jackie Donovan prays for two things: an honest, wonderful man to marry and to own a bed-and-breakfast on the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina. In the meantime, she works for Lighthouse Views, writing articles about local business owners, and intrepidly goes on the blind dates set up by her well-meaning but oh-so-clueless relatives.

There's one specific property Jackie dreams of purchasing: The Bailey House, a fabulous old home located right next to the ocean, a place where Jackie spent many happy childhood afternoons. But the Bailey House has strange stories and secrets surrounding it—not to mention its outrageous price tag.

When Jackie meets handsome Davis Erickson, who holds the key to the Bailey property, she believes God has answered both her prayers. But as Jackie learns some disturbing details about Davis's past, she begins to wonder if her heart has lead her astray. Will she risk her long-held dreams to find out the truth?

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